Sunday, 6 July 2008
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Back to the subject of Blogger versus Wordpress - two very different software packages for blogs. For those of you still with me, I started a blog recently on Blogger and have now got a second on Wordpress. I write in my Blogger one and cut and paste into my Wordpress blog until I can make up my mind which one to go with. So what is my take now?
In favour of Wordpress
- The links from tags straight into a list of others' blogs is just great. Why write in isolation when you can join the blogsphere in one easy move?
- You just need to make a link to another bloggers' URL and a quote appears immediately as a comment.
- I got my first comment with two hours of starting my Wordpress blog.
- You ask a question of their service desk and they get back to you just fine!
- It looks lousy compared to Blogger.
- Lots of different templates but features do not translate from one to another ie Twitter feed.
- The CMS is so much less friendly that Blogger and difficult to understand.
But I have come to decision. I will close down my Blogger blog and stay with Wordpress. Why can there not be a package that is somewhere in between - firmly embedded in the blogosphere, good to look at AND easy to use. And why do both of them make it so difficult to cut and paste a screengrab from the web?
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
One very strange thing about it, however, is that the comment facility by the Guardian does not link back to contributors' own blogs. Nor do articles have tags linked to any other blog list. Without either, Greenslade's "blog" is not much more than a colum with some comments at the end of it - not much more than the traditional approach to journalism ironically.
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Monday, 23 June 2008
"The first response has been to cut staff, when really what we need is a profound reflection on improving the relationship between the web and the paper, and the future of digital. That isn't happening," Michel Delberghe of the CFDT, the union representing journalists at the newspaper is reported as saying in an article in this morning's Guardian newspaper.
Why do I get the feeling that the journalists now demanding integration between paper and online are exactly the same people who a few years ago would have been arguing that the web was beyond their job's worth and insisting other people, in another office, did it?
Sunday, 22 June 2008
- Vanity Fair's An Oral History of the Internet - How the Web Was Won in its July issue - packets, browsers and protocols given the full VF treatment.
- Then BBC1's Fiona Bruce interviews Microsoft's Bill Gates for prime time television with Bill Gates: How a Geek Changed the World. Amazing anecdotes and a reenactment of the famous 1978 photo of all early founders.
Saturday, 21 June 2008
- The picture loader looks easy but, I can now confirm, isn't.
- I am very envious of the tags on wordpress.com, another blogger software package.
Just take a look at Craig Stolz's regular Web 2.Oh..really? blog. Click through on any tag, for example, Obama or, even amusingly, his own blog and see just how visual it is. Now why can't blogger.com do that?